Use this crossword puzzle to introduce or reinforce a unit on plate tectonics. It covers 35 important vocabulary words with the clues giving the definition for each one. The puzzle comes with a helpful word bank (good for less experienced puzzlers). You can decide how challenging to make the puzzle by handing out the word bank or not. Crosswords make a great introduction to a lesson, but they could also be used for a test.
The vocabulary words covered in this crossword are: Asthenosphere, Boundary, Climate, Compression, Convergent, Crust, Divergent, Earthquake, Fault, Fold, Gondwana, Igneous, Inner Core, Laurasia, Lava, Lithosphere, Mantle, Metamorphic, Molten, Mountains, Outer Core, Pangaea, Plates, Rift, Ring of Fire, Sedimentary, Seismic, Shear, Stress, Subduction, Tectonics, Tension, Transform, Tsunami, Volcano
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